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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Obamacare- Ben Nelson, Bought And Paid For!

A must read piece over at Le-gal-In-sur-rec-tion.. read it, then follow links below to see the latest on Obamacare, including Ben Nelson selling out what he claimed were his "principles" for money that Harry Reid bribed him with.

Big Goverment
shows the exact part of the Senate Bill

Exhibit A is the outright bribe extracted by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Corn Huckster State) from Sen. Harry Reid. As a result of Nelson’s performance in his role of Hamlet in the health care deliberations, we will have two health care systems in this country; one for Nebraska and one for the other 49 states.

In its quixotic attempt to ensure everyone has health insurance, the Reid legislation greatly expands Medicaid eligibility. Because Medicaid is a program whose costs are split between the federal and state governments, this expansion in eligibility raise costs dramatically for states. States will be forced to either raise taxes or cut other services to accommodate the forced increase in Medicaid spending.

Unless that state is Nebraska.

Below is the text for Nelson’s bribe. Under this language the federal government will forever cover the costs of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska. Taxpayers in every other state will forever be responsible for the expanded Medicaid program in Nebraska.

Headlines show that the media and blogosphere are all over the place on the backroom deals made to piece together the 60 votes needed to bypass a Republican filibuster on Obamacare.

RCP shows the averages from all the latest polls, NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl, Associated Press/GfK, Rasmussen Reports, Gallup, ABC News/Wash Post, Pew Research, FOX News, CNN/Opinion Research and Quinnipiac.

Each and every one show the public opposed to Obamacare by a plurality.

Hence, Political suicide for Democrats in 2010 and 2012.... to which Real Clear Politics explains.

Pro-life groups are against the Senate bill and so are pro-abortion rights groups.

No Quarter and Jules Crittenden round up reactions around the blogosphere as does Memeorandum.

This monstrosity of a bill will have to go to the House, if it passes the Senate, so that Senate negotiators and House negotiators can somehow reconcile the far more liberal version of Obamacare with the Senate's version, then it comes back for another vote.

One can only hope that Lieberman, after reading the bill, will refuse to give Reid his 60th vote and will join with Republicans to filibuster the bill... give the public time to read through the entire thing before it becomes their law.